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Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 2:00 AM

Developers now have an EC2 alternative in the form of Vultr Cloud Compute and Bare Metal resources

In the case of the newest addition to the Backblaze partner network, the old adage "birds of a feather flock together" couldn't be more accurate than it is. As part of our new collaboration with Vultr, the world's biggest privately-owned hyperscale cloud, we will provide developers and companies with infrastructure as a service that is both simpler to use and less expensive than some of the more well-known alternatives.

In conjunction with the Backblaze Vultr combo, developers will be able to link data saved in Backblaze B2 with virtualized cloud computing and bare metal resources in Vultr, resulting in an attractive alternative to Amazon S3 and EC2. The set amount of bandwidth included in each Vultr compute instance allows developers to quickly move data between Vultr's 17 worldwide locations and Backblaze without incurring extra costs.

Along with offering load balancers and block storage that may be used to replace Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Vultr's entire product range can also be used to replace AWS EC2 (EBS).

Due to this collaboration, developers of any size may avoid vendor lock-in, get access to best-of-breed services, and do more with the data they have stored in the cloud, including:

The simplicity of use and very cheap prices of Vultr's service have attracted more than 1. 3 million developers from across the globe to utilize it. It was clear to us that Vultr and we had a same culture, which is why we are looking forward to seeing what our combined customers can accomplish via this collaboration. Vultr, like Backblaze, was started with just a little amount of outside funding. Both services are transparent, cheap, simple to begin using without the need to speak with sales (although sales assistance is always available via phone or email), and, most all, simple to use. Vultr is on a quest to make cloud infrastructure deployment as simple as possible, while Backblaze is on a mission to make cloud storage as simple as possible.

Rather than attempting to be everything to everyone, both companies focus on their own strengths, and consumers benefit from the fact that they are dealing with non-conflicted partners.

With Vultr's packaged egress, we're working together to relieve the burden of bandwidth expenses, which may be disproportionately high for small and medium-sized companies. Vultr's pricing is often half that of the big three—Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.